500 Year Old Nartural Saltwater Pearl GIA Certified
5.13 carats lot number 111415-006
Type of pearl: Pinctada Species
Carat Weight: 5.13 carats
Shape: Tear shaped, one flat side
Size: 10.88 x 9.80mm
Color: Metallic silver, slight yellowish
Lot number: 111415-006
Location of Origin: South America, presumably from the Pearl Coast north of Venezuela, on or around the island of Cubagua
Certificate: Gemological Institute of America GIA in New York. Certificate Number 6173255498
This pearl is stunningly beautiful for it's age, very lustrous and shiny with a variation of color shades, depending on light source.
This pearl is part of a larger batch presumably from the South Caribbean region, on the Northern coast of Venezuela.
The pearls have been GIA certified and carbon tested. The results for the carbon testing reveal that there is a 95% chance that the pearls are from between 1455 AD to 1615 AD and there is a 68% chance that they are from 1472 AD to 1537 AD, making them the oldest pearls in that region ever found.
Each order comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Prehistoric Foundation LLC and a full color pearl magazine with the story of the pearls history.
These pearls are 500 years old, therefore they may or may not have blemishes and or irregular shapes.
You are not just buying a natural gem, but also one of historical value.
Contact Kari to purchase this pearl.